Happy Halloween!!!

October 31, 2011

Nick and I love Halloween, so much so, that our Halloween decor was out prior to the end of September.  As yet another testament to what a crazy year 2011 has been, Nick and I looked at each other last night, in complete disappointment.  Neither one of us bothered to suggest pumpkin carving this year, and that’s just sinful.  So for all you longtime blog readers, there is no contest today.  I will, however, give you a sneak peek at our Halloween decor…

Halloween Mantle Decor

We have a flock of black birds perched all over the house, bleeding candles, and the bust of Abe Lincoln (I’ll save that story for another post)…oh and the empty frame is just a reminder that something needs to eventually go there…I’m waiting for it to speak to me.

Black Bird Halloween Decor

It’s a bit like Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” around here, though Nick would suggest I meet those standards year-round.

We did, however, find time to attend a fun little Halloween Party with friends.

Nick and Heather Clark Griswold and Black Widow for Halloween

Clark Griswold and The Black Widow

Wishing you all a safe, fun, and wonderful Halloween!!!

12×16 inch Thumbprint Tree Guestbooks are here!  They are the perfect size for small weddings, baby showers, birthdays and family reunions.  The best part about these little trees? You get the option of the standard black ink printed onto white paper OR chocolate ink printed onto natural paper.  (available with and without moss)  Sadly, I can only offer the chocolate ink and natural paper on the small trees at this time.

Fingerprint / Thumbprint Oak Tree Wedding Guestbook

For more details, visit the Wedding Section of The Ink Lab.

Savannah Magnolia Tree Drawing by Heather L. Young

I finally have The Gordonston Savannah Magnolia Tree prints available in The Ink Lab!  (Your  choice of Moss Green or Natural.)  This reminds me that I need to go hunt down our old climbing tree

I’m slowly broadening my Tree Hunt to other areas, with Amelia Island and Charleston at the top of my list.  While visiting family in the Dina last weekend, Dad took me out on the bike to see Kingsley Plantation.

The house sits right on the water and is surrounded by weathered cedars and towering palms.

The tabby slave quarters are still standing and cotton still grows on the property.

…and just off the beaten path…

…a perfectly imperfect Live Oak, complete with sprawling branches draped with Spanish Moss and highlighted with Resurrection Fern.  My photo doesn’t do it fair justice, but I sure hope the drawing will.

Thanks for an awesome adventure Dad!

The Factory Life

October 11, 2011

I was so excited to see this website launch!  Nick worked like mad to pull it together, and it turned out quite lovely (not that I’m biased or anything)…crisp, clean, and the perfect backdrop for Matthew’s stunning photographs. Check it…